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Newton Drug Co-Seattle Washington-Poison Labels

SKU: VLC1012 $3.65 USD



Historic Overview

This wonderful collection of pharmacy labels is from the Newton Drug Company of Seattle, Washington. It features a great group of mostly poison labels with Skull & Crossbones including Sulphuric Acid (2.7” x 1.5”), Calomel (2.5” x 1.4”), Carbolic Acid (2.75” x 1.3”), Tinct. Iodine (2.6” x 1.65”), Nitric Acid (2.6” x 1.5”), and Aromatic Cascara (2.7” x 1.2”). Based on the telephone number of 3375, we think these labels date to the 1920s.

 

The Newton Drug Company opened for business in 1911, at 676 Jackson Street in Seattle, Washington. The proprietor of the drug store was Joe K. Imai. He operated this successful drug store for 30 years, when the start of World War II, in December of 1941, brought a tragic end to the store. Japanese American citizens who lived on the West Coast were forced by our government to move to "relocation camps" in other areas of the country. The Imai family was given a short time to sell their stock, and the store was closed. After the war, the Imai family returned to Seattle but did not reenter the drug store business. I found a photo of the drugstore taken in 1915 with five people in the doorway. It came from the University of Washington Libraries, Wing Luke Asian Museum.

 

WE GUARANTEE ALL LABELS TO BE AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED!


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